At this difficult time, our teams are pulling together to ensure that all of our pets keep on getting the care and love they need. As part of these efforts we have made adjustments to ensure we always have staff on hand, and a significant number of animals have been put in foster homes. This means the pets get some extra care and comfort, and pressure is reduced on our already overstretched staff. We are keeping a close eye on developments and taking extra precautions to keep our pets, volunteers, employees and the public safe.
All of our shops are open and we are operaring as required in the current climate. .
Our centres remain closed to general visitors (apart from the shop at the Godmanchester Centre), but we have been able to start safely rehoming some of our pets by inviting people to our sites on an appointment basis, or by taking pets directly to their loving new homes. All staff abide by social distancing rules throughout the rehoming process and in their other day-to-day work.
Looking for a pet? We can still help!
Looking for advice? We’re here for you!
If you need any advice about caring for your pet, adopting a pet, or letting us know about a homeless animal, please contact our Pet Support Team and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible.
Our top priorities
The care of pets on our sites and in foster homes.
The safety of people.
Critical operations – non essential surgeries are being postponed to minimise staff contact and the need for post-operative care of our pets.
Intake – If you need to relinquish a pet, please do get in touch. Even if we can’t accommodate a pet straight away, we can still provide support and advice.
How you can help
Your support now, more than ever, is crucial in helping us continue our vital work. Please give a gift today to ensure homeless pets keep on getting the love and care they need.
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Unfortunately, all of our retail stores have had to close and we are no longer able to actively fundraise in public as we normally would, during this difficult time.
Anything you can give will help us continue supporting more pets and people in need.
We invite the general public to use our shops. All are now open. Our centres remain closed to general visitors, but we have been able to start safely rehoming some of our pets by inviting people to our sites on an appointment basis, or by taking pets directly to their loving new homes. All staff abide by social distancing rules throughout the rehoming process and in their other day-to-day work.
We are currently well-staffed to look after all the pets in our care and this is our prioirty. Obviously, the health and safety of Wood Green staff and volunteers is being taken very seriously as well. .
Thanks to our amazing team, we have maintained the highest standards of care for our pets, even during this unprecedented time. We highly appreciate the many offers of support we have received, however, the best way you can help support pets in need is by making a donation to help us continue our vital work.
In response to the coronavirus, we have successfully placed around 50% of our animals into foster care and looking to do more. Currently we are seeing an increase in people who want to help us and become a foster carer. We will be in touch as soon as we can. You can register your interest here.
Please complete our pet seeker form and we will do our best to find a match for you. Please be aware there is a huge demand for our dogs and the majority of enquiries do not result in a dog from Wood Green. We can help you in many other ways though.
We still want to do our best to help everyone. So if you have a question please:
Please call us on 0300 303 9333. Alternatively, please try calling your registered vets first for emergency assistance.